Sri Lanka Navy's SLNS Samudura conducts drills with HMS Kent

According to information published by Colombo Page on October 26, 2021, the visiting frigate HMS Kent engaged in a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Sri Lanka Navy off Colombo and left the island on 24th October 2021, Sri Lanka Navy Media Unit said.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Medium endurance cutter SLNS Samudura (Picture source: Twitter account of paramilipic)

Subsequent to her port call in Colombo, its Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Sykes met with Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy and Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Upul De Silva at the Western Naval Command Headquarters on 23rd October.

After having conducted a successful Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with SLNS Samudura off Colombo, HMS Kent departed the island on 24th October 2021.

SLNS Samudura (P261) is a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. She was built by the American Ship Building Company in Lorain, Ohio, and launched on 18 March 1967. She was commissioned on February 19, 2005.

The Medium Endurance Cutter or WMEC is a type of United States Coast Guard Cutter mainly consisting of the 270-foot (82 m) Famous- and 210-foot (64 m) Reliance-class cutters. These larger cutters are under control of Area Commands (Atlantic Area or Pacific Area). These cutters have adequate accommodations for crew to live onboard and can do 6 to 8-week patrols.